Darius Middleton (30), better known as D. Shawn is a singer/songwriter, producer, vocal teacher, and CEO of D. Shawn & Soul LLC. A graduate from North Carolina Central University with a degree in Music/Vocal Performance and a minor in Jazz Studies, D. Shawn has been a driving up and coming artist; he started singing at the age of four, and has worked with and/or opened up for some of the biggest names in the industry so far such as: Singing Background Vocals for Anthony Hamilton, and collaborations with artists such as 9th Wonder, Musiq Soulchild, Ginuwine, Ty Dolla Sign, Migos and more. Alongside Soul, Middleton currently runs the entire D. Shawn and Soul business, teaches vocal lessons, while having constant performances/studio work. While being a full-time artist, Middleton still finds a way to give to the community; he's currently a voice/piano instructor, and he has spoken at numerous high schools, colleges and events.


Howard Joyner (31), better known as Soul, is an American keyboard player, record producer, audio engineer, and songwriter. As a former student of North Carolina Central University, studying Music Industry with a concentration in Business/Mass Communications and having a passion for music stemming from an early age, Soul is now the Founder of ‘Give Em Soul’, a music production company based out of Durham,NC. 

With these efforts Soul has had the opportunity to collaborate and produce for industry talents including: 9th Wonder, JAMLA records artist Rapsody, Heather Victoria, Khrysis, Elzhi, Amber Navran of Moonchild and a growing list of upcoming artists.

Terrence @Keys_4life